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Pros Comfortable out of the box, fast and nimble, great stability, support, water resistanceBest choice for rock and snow travel, durable, breathes wellAmazing comfort, stable, great tractionComfort of a trail runner with more support and stability, good all around performance, lightweightVery durable, stable, great foot protection
Cons Not as good for warm or hot environments, priceyWider fit, not the best lace locking systemNot as capable in off-trail terrain, rockered sole feels unnatural at firstCould be more breathable, not great traction on smooth rockHeavy, diminished breathability
Bottom Line This boot is a capable beast of stability and protection without weighing you down -- Our all-around favFor hikers venturing off trail into rocky or snowy terrain, this boot offers stability and traction that no other boot doesThe ultimate in comfort for on-trail enjoymentA proven performer from short walks to intense thru-hikes, with shoe comfort in lightweight boot formA modern take on a classic boot, with full grain leather and high top protection for hiking in all conditions
Rating Categories Quest 4D 3 GTX Zodiac Plus GTX Kaha GORE-TEX X Ultra Mid 3 GTX St. Elias FG GTX
Comfort (25%)
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Specs Quest 4D 3 GTX Zodiac Plus GTX Kaha GORE-TEX X Ultra Mid 3 GTX St. Elias FG GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 11) 3.30 lbs 2.65 lbs 2.45 lbs 2.28 lbs 3.26 lbs
Boot Type Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular and Wide Narrow, Regular, and Wide
Waterproof Lining Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
Upper Nubuck leather and textile 1.8mm Suede Perwanger Leather Waterproof PU coated leather Nubuck leather
Last Board/Shank 4D Advanced Chassis BZ last None Molded shank TPU Shank
Midsole Dual density EVA PU + 3D EVA-MP EVA Injected EVA A.S.E. Midsole with EVA Cushioning Pods
Sole ContaGrip Vibram Drumlin / Mont Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking ContaGrip Vibram Frontier
Warranty 2 year 1 year 45 day 2 year 1 year
Sizes Available 7 - 13 US 37 - 48 EU 7 - 14 US 7 - 13 US 7-14 US, wide and narrow options
Color Options Yes No Yes Yes Yes
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